May 21, 2024

How to Get Someone into Inpatient Rehab | 5 Steps

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Getting a family member into rehab can be hard. Perhaps they don’t realize they have a problem with addiction or maybe they are in denial. Addiction is a progressive condition, so the sooner you get help for a loved one, the smoother their recovery. 

Read on to find out how to get someone into inpatient rehab in straightforward steps. 

Call our friendly team today at 800-994-2184 to get help getting your loved one into rehab.

5 Steps to Get Someone into Rehab

Here’s how to get someone into inpatient rehab in 5 easy steps:

  1. Learn about rehab
  2. Talk to your loved one
  3. Get support from others
  4. Find a rehab center
  5. Help with admission

1) Learn about rehab

  • Understand addiction: Learn about what addiction is and how it affects people.
  • Research treatment options: Find out about the different kinds of treatments available. Know the benefits of inpatient rehab, such as 24/7 medical support and a structured environment.
  • Ask experts: Talk to doctors or counselors specializing in addiction for more information.

2) Talk to your loved one

  • Choose the right time: Pick a moment when your loved one is sober and calm.
  • Be kind and honest: Use kind words and be honest about your concerns. Tell them how much you care about them and why you think rehab will help.
  • Listen: Give them a chance to talk and express their feelings. This shows respect and understanding.

3) Get support from others

  • Plan an intervention: If talking alone doesn’t work, gather family and friends to help.
  • Stay calm and united: Everyone should be relaxed and present a united message of concern and support.
  • Seek professional help: Consider involving an interventionist who can guide the process.

4) Find a rehab center

  • Research centers: Look up different rehab centers online. Read reviews and check their success rates.
  • Consider needs: Think about what your loved one needs. Do they need medical detox, therapy, or a specific type of care?
  • Check logistics: Consider the location, cost, and whether they accept your insurance.
  • Get recommendations: Ask doctors or counselors, or call our hotline for recommendations at 800-994-2184.

5) Help with admission

  • Contact the rehab: Call the rehab center to learn about their admissions process.
  • Prepare paperwork: Help your loved one fill out any necessary forms or paperwork.
  • Arrange transportation: Make sure your loved one has a way to get to the rehab center.
  • Pack essentials: Help them pack clothes and personal items they will need during their stay.

Follow these steps to help your loved one start their journey to recovery and a healthier life. Use our hotline for guidance and support through every step.

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How to Get an Insurance Coverage Check

Most major health insurance providers at least partly cover the cost of inpatient rehab. As long as this treatment is medically necessary for your recovery, insurance can ease the costs of addiction recovery.

Use our free and easy insurance coverage check to view your coverage.

How to Convince Your Loved One They Need Rehab

To start recognizing if someone needs rehab, have them take a self-assessment quiz. Here are some questions they can ask themselves:

  1. Have you had problems because of your substance use, like bad relationships, legal trouble, or health issues?
  2. Do you struggle to control your substance use, even though you want to cut back or stop?
  3. Have others worried about your well-being?
  4. Do you feel guilty or ashamed about your substance use?
  5. Have you tried to quit or cut back but found it hard or couldn’t?

Encourage your loved one to answer these questions honestly. Thinking about their answers can help them see if they need professional help, like rehab. They can call our recovery hotline for support if they need help or have questions about the quiz.

An intervention is a planned meeting where family and friends share their concerns and encourage the person to seek treatment. Our recovery hotline can guide you through the intervention process, providing resources and expertise to help make it successful. We can help prepare for the intervention, including writing a script, choosing who should be there, and arranging for a professional interventionist if needed. We aim to help you persuade your loved one to consider rehab as a way to heal and recover.

How to Get Someone into Rehab | FAQs

How do I know if my loved one needs rehab?

Look for signs such as sudden changes in behavior, neglecting responsibilities, or withdrawal from usual activities. Open communication with your loved one and seeking professional advice can also help assess their need.

How can I convince my loved one to go to rehab?

Approach your loved one by expressing concern for their well-being and how their behavior affects themselves and those around them. Offer support and encouragement, highlighting the benefits of rehab, and the opportunity for positive change.

What should we consider when choosing a rehab facility?

Consider factors like accreditation, treatment approach, staff qualifications, amenities, and aftercare services. Find a rehab that meets the specific needs and preferences of your loved one, which may include specialized programs or therapy options.

Is rehab covered by insurance?

Rehab coverage varies depending on the insurance plan and the specific services required. Contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage options and any potential out-of-pocket expenses. Some facilities also offer financial assistance or flexible payment plans.

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Get Help Getting Someone into Rehab at Gratitude Lodge

At Gratitude Lodge in California, we help people overcome addictions and mental health issues. Our rehab centers in Long Beach and Newport Beach are pet-friendly and welcoming.

Our medical detox program helps your loved one safely remove drugs or alcohol from their body. After detox, they can begin a 30-day inpatient program right away.

Treatment programs include:

  • Medications
  • Talk therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • One-to-one counseling
  • Holistic methods
  • Aftercare

For help with what to bring to rehab and same-day admission if required, call Gratitude Lodge at 800-994-2184.

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Joseph Gilmore has been working in the addiction industry for half a decade and has been writing about addiction and substance abuse treatment during that time. He has experience working for facilities all across the country. Connect with Joe on LinkedIn.
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Holistic Therapy

Our holistic therapy treatments offer a full-scope approach to recovery, addressing your mind, body, and emotions as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. This therapy is designed to help address underlying issues and integrate alternative therapies to promote overall health and well-being.
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Psychotherapy

An essential part of your treatment experience, we offer individual (CBT and DBT talk therapy) and group addiction treatment counseling to help you explore and address the emotional component of addiction, providing you with the tools, self-awareness, and empowerment you need to maintain recovery.
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Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis is a highly effective addiction treatment that addresses substance use and mental health disorders simultaneously. Often co-occurring, these disorders are best managed when treated together with specific and targeted therapy.
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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment provides you with FDA-approved medications to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal while you’re in treatment. This makes the detox process easier and safer, as well as increasing the chances of a successful recovery.
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Sober Living

Sober living provides a supportive and substance-free living environment for your ongoing recovery. We partner with a number of upscale and carefully vetted sober living homes that are available to our clients after inpatient alcohol and drug addiction treatment.
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Outpatient Treatment

Once detox and inpatient are complete, we provide an easy transition to outpatient care through our hand-selected partners. This program offers a more flexible approach, allowing you to ease back in to daily life while still receiving frequent & effective care.
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Inpatient treatment provides an intensive and comprehensive addiction treatment program in a structured environment. You will receive 24/7 expert care, therapy, and support as you build your foundation for long-term recovery.
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Drug & Alcohol Detox

A crucial first step in the recovery process, our detox program provides a comfortable, medically supervised environment that addresses the physical aspect of addiction and eliminates substances from your body.

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